Maybe it’s the perfect time to take on that lifelong dream of yours, the one you keep tucked away at the back of your mind? A dream that you genuinely wanted to start if ever there was time between projects, semesters and work. Book writing could seriously become a daunting and overwhelming task, don’t fret because almost all writers go through those feelings so these tips may help you out.
1. Have Fun Along the Way
When the writing process is something you’re looking forward to doing then there’s a higher chance of actually starting the book. The joy that you’re experiencing as you write will come across and be felt by the readers. As the saying goes life is short and the time that all of us has to write is a much shorter; don’t waste that time on a project that doesn’t bring you joy.
2. Get to Know Yourself More
In case it wasn’t as fun as you expected, that’s just fine. The important part is what you’re actually trying to achieve or discover with book writing; if podcasts and sitcoms fill your thoughts while writing, take it as a sign. Either writing the book wasn’t as appealing as you expected or the subject isn’t engaging.
3. Stretch Your Muscles
Whatever it is you incorporate into the writing process, writing is still a motionless activity majority of the time. Studies show that people improve focus on writing activities after a little morning workout; those that prefer writing to be their first activity in morning can reschedule their workout for afternoons. Keep in mind that this is long-term practice, an activity that continues even after the book has been completed.
4. Keep the Appeal Going
Maintain a pace and write every day or edit paragraphs at least. The main purpose here to keep the writer engaged, more than 48 hours away from writing the book changes you from a proud parent to a babysitter.
5. Work with What You Have
Thinking that 30 minutes a day isn’t enough for writing will get you nowhere. Work with whatever amount of time you can spare, in a couple of weeks the minutes and hours will add up.
6. Regularly Socialize
Don’t allow book writing, or any other similar project, transform you into a hermit. A huge part of writing a novel is understanding how people behave and speak so by becoming isolated the purpose is defeated.
7. Totally Embrace Your Day Job
A thing that’s harder than writing is writing as you worry about your business or salary. Avoid thinking about your job as an obligation, oppositional to your craft.